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        Orson Welles' Citizen Kane: Souvenir Program (First Edition)

      Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures / Winkler and Ramen, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers (softcover). A full-color, 18-page souvenir program for Welles' 1941 masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," sold only at the 1941 first-run screenings of the film in the United States. Easily Near Fine, with only minute rubbing to a couple of spots. & & The program begins with references to Welles' then-well-known productions of Shakespeare with the Mercury Theatre, followed by a guide to the making of "Citizen Kane," a full production listing, and a photo-illustrated guide to the members of the cast (known at the time as "The Mercury Actors"). Profusely photo-illustrated throughout. A very scarce piece of ephemera associated with Welles' first film, only the third copy we have ever seen.& & Neibaur 168.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Le grand théâtre du monde *

      Éditions du Chandelier, Bienne (1941). - Broché 21 x 18, couverture imprimée. Dos, bords et gardes jaunis. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Hollande. Avec une splendide dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur à l'éditeur, élève, secrétaire et ami en huit lignes copieuses et beaucoup d'émotion

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Miliärgeographische Angaben über das Europäische Rußland. Gebiet Leningrad.

      Berlin: Generalstab des Heeres, Abteilung für Kriegkarten und Vermessungswesen (IV. Mil.-Geo.), 1941 - Octavo. Original card case complete with: Textheft - text volume; Bildheft -plate volume; and maps as called for. Case a little rubbed and soiled, and with minor splitting on joints, but overall very good. Text volume with 64-pages, 6 folding maps and diagrams, sketch-maps and diagrams to the text; plate volume with over 100 plates from photographs, some double-page; 9 large, coloured, folding maps. First edition, extremely uncommon "invasion" handbook produced by the Nazi General Staff cartographical department. OCLC locates just two apparently complete sets - BL and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - and two copies of the text volume alone, both in Germany, and a scatter of the maps in German institutions. Issued just three months before the beginning of the horrific 872-day siege of the city, the longest, most destructive and most lethal in human history. As with the more familiar Operation Sea Lion volumes, for the invasion of Britain, the collected materials offer a remarkably thorough background guide. The images in the plate volume are clearly drawn from sources ranging from aerial reconnaissance flights, to post-cards and holiday snaps; while the mapping is all of the highest standard, with specific maps covering administrative districts, and - tellingly - minorities; a survey of roads; population densities; soil types; railways and waterways, including a station directory; city-plans of Leningrad and of Pskow, and a plan of the harbours. Fascinating, and highly desirable.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        NEDERLANDSCH JAARBOEK VOOR FOTOKUNST. 1941-1949

      Hengelo, Netherlands: Smit, 1941-1949. First ed. 6 volumes, 4to. Various paginations, with texts and b&w and color photographic plates. The first volume is spiral bound paper over boards. All others are cloth-backed paper over boards, with the final two having the original photo-illustrated dust wrappers. Slight bump to the base of one volume, all others are fine. A complete run of this short lived periodical The issue for 1941 covers the single year, as does the issue for 1947, the other four volumes each contain two years. In 1947 D. Helfferich became the editor. Text in Dutch. The photographers include; Cas Oorhuijs; Aart Klein; Emmy Andriesse; Martien Coppens; J.S.G. Postma; J. T. Dijkstra, et al. With articles on technical and aesthetic considerations.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Triomphe de la vie *

      Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel 31.10.1941. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture illustrée rempliée. Supplément aux "Vraies richesses", soigneusement imprimé en deux couleurs et avec de belles marges, sur le plus rare papier. Les ayant tous en stock, nous pouvons préciser que ce dernier est le plus fin, l'ouvrage étant deux fois moins épais que celui sur Hollande, le vélin rimant avec mi-chemin.Hormi l'exemplaire figurant dans la première vente Henri-Michel Tranchimand (Paris, novembre 2003), relié par Alix, nous ne nous souvenons pas d'autre volume sur Chine apparu ces vingt dernières années.Le dessin de couverture de ce livre, dédié à Ludmilla et Léon Garganoff, a la particularité d'une mention "d'après Brayer" en lieu et place de la signature de North; il figure un faucheur buvant le vin du pays à même la cruche.Ce texte est-il aussi désaltérant ? Édition originale. L'un des 19 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Chine (dont 4 HC), avant 35 Hollande et 836 vergé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        PASTIMES OF JAMES JOYCE

      New York: Joyce Memorial Fund, 1941. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED by the editors and illustrator (ours being copy #37; there were also 700 unsigned copies). Hardcover. 305 x 229 mm (12 x 9"). [6] leaves. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED by the editors and illustrator (ours being copy #37; there were also 700 unsigned copies). Original blue-gray paper boards, facsimile of Joyce's signature on upper cover, flat spine. Frontispiece portrait of Joyce by Jo Davidson. With three pages of facsimile manuscript. Laid in at rear: an article from the 28 September 1961 edition of "The Listener" entitled "James Joyce: A First Impression" by James Stern. Slocum & Cahoon A-50. Half the length of each joint with thin crack, faint offsetting (from newspaper article?) to title page and frontispiece, otherwise especially clean and fresh inside and out. Produced as a memorial to Joyce and to raise funds for his family, this work contains two manuscript facsimiles: a Thanksgiving anecdote turned into a poem by Joyce, with an explanation by his friend Maria Jolas, and Joyce's scansion of Thomas Moore's poem "At the Mid Hour of the Night," with comments by Padraic Colum. With her husband Eugene, Maria Jolas (1893-1987) founded the avant-garde journal "Transition," where "Finnegans Wake" was first published as a series of "Works in Progress." She also corrected the proofs of Joyce's final novel, which must have been a daunting task. Irish writer Colum (1881-1972) was a leading figure in the Celtic Revival. The colophon indicates that our special version limited to 100 was sold originally for $5, five times the cost of an unsigned copy.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK FOR 1941

      J. Whitaker and Sons Ltd, London 1941 - Seventy Eighth edition, original brown cloth wrapper, cover and spine slightly marked and faded, hinge loose on front paste down endpaper, very minor markings on odd pages throughout however internally sound. A very handsome copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        OF MEN AND WOMEN

      New York: The John Day Company, (1941). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Good dustwrapper. A book based on Buck's belief that "our very democracy is threatened by the unbalance between men and women." SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper for Ashley Montagu "with deep appreciation." Ashley Montagu was an anthropologist and a prolific writer whose writing credits include over 50 books. He was an early proponent of gene-environment interaction and constantly stressed the effect an individual's life history had upon the potential and limitations provided by an individual's genetic makeup. Some of Montagu's best-known works include THE NATURAL SUPERIORITY OF WOMEN (1953) and THE ELEPHANT MAN (1971), which inspired the Tony Award-winning play and movie.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Some Must Watch (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1941. First American Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Binding very slightly cocked, with a touch of foxing to the top page edges. Jacket shows some light stressing along the front flap fold, and some light wear at the crown, else quite bright with no color fading. A very nice copy of an extremely scarce title in jacket, basis for the 1945 film noir, "The Spiral Staircase," directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, and Ethel Barrymore.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Bestiario *

      Edizioni della Chimera, Milano 15.12.1941. - Broché 35 x 29, couverture rempliée verte imprimée en noir et blanc, dos muet. Majestueux recueil de poèmes, sobrement illustré, introduit par Raffaele Carrieri.Exemplaire frais provenant de la bibliothèque de l'éditeur Mermod, peut-être acquis à Florence, en témoigne une carte de visite de l' opticien photographe Fernando Cerratelli, au verso de laquelle Henri-Louis a noté à l'encre "6h lunettes".Emouvant. Édition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés (100), après 20 luxe avec dessin original.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK

      Published by Daily Express, 1941. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages. Spine and corners worn. Some grazing by silverfish to cover edges. Inscription in pencil in belongs to box. Light fingering else contents clean. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        THE SATURDAY BOOK (35 VOLS - 1 - 33 PLUS "THE LAST SATURDAY BOOK" PLUS EXTRA VOL 27

      London: Hutchinson/ MacMIllan/Little Brown/Clarkson N. Potter, 1941 - 1975. Hardcover. Very Good. Average around 250 pgs each. 6 x 9 in. Cloth bindings with labels on spine and cover. Vols 19, The Last Saturday book and spare copy of Vol 27 have dust jackets. Many color and B&W illustrations. Contributed to by many well-known writers, on many fascinating subjects. Condition is VERY GOOD; several have cracked front hinges, but bindings are sound, most have slight wear to ends of hinges and corners, most corners bumped, three slightly faded, but very nice, clean copies overall, with text in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        The Double Man; 'The Quest' - ts of poem signed by Auden

      Random House, 1941. 1st edition. Hardcover. Shortly after moving to the USA in 1939, Auden published The Double Man (entitled New Year Letter when it appeared in the UK some months later), at a time when his Christian instincts were reasserting themselves, and the book's penultimate poem is 'The Quest', a sonnet sequence in which Auden displays his enduring interest in the quest for a hero in life. The two items here are a typescript of that poem, undated, on 11 pages, signed by Auden on the final page, and a first printing of the book which is fine in a near fine dustjacket with a shallow chip to the top edge of the rear panel. A unique pairing, in nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        The Discovery of the Future

      Los Angeles: Novacious, (ca.1941). First edition of the author's first book, limited to 200 copies. Transcript of the speech Heinlein delivered as the Guest of Honor at the third World Science Fiction Convention on July 4, 1941. Fragile printed wrappers are present, though back wrapper has become loosened from the staples. Poor quality paper is evenly browned. Overall, a very nice copy of a rare item.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Homocentrisme ou Le retour de l'homme chretien suivi de Le rythme dans les arts plastiques

      A rare presentation copy of this very scarce self-published work by Albert Gleizes, the important cubist painter and theorist on aesthetics, proposing a set of principles for a renewal of religious (Christian) art, a major work in his evolving thought on how to make cubism a true social art that could depict the dynamics of life and man's place in Creation. The French inscription is sited at his home, Les Méjades in St. Remy de Provence and dated April 1941. AVAILABILITY:  The fragile book was issued once in a small printing: a worldwide catalog search finds 11 institutional holdings including Yale, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Getty Museum Research Center, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford. FORMAT: Publisher's pale blue wrappers in sewn binding with black letters. CONDITION DETAIL:  Pages: clean and fresh except for slight push-in at top of gutter. Wrappers: Upper Wrapper: sun fade, lower corner with wear: Lower Wrapper: edges with a few minor small spots: Spine: a few minor small spots, crown wear, foot with vertical joint tears. Binding: weakened but solid, endpapers beginning to crack. SIZE: 12 x 18.6 cm or 4.72 x 7.32 inches, as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. 189 pages + [2 plates], foreword dated December 1936, text with footnotes, illustrated with 12 captioned b/w reproductions including 3 plates, 1 folding, and 9 figures, some in text; [6 rear pp. including printing information and blank pages]. REFERENCE: Peter Brooke, Albert Gleizes: For and Against the 20th Century. IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS.

      - VI tomos. Madrid. M. Aguilar, edit. col. Obras Eternas. 1941-1942. 1ª edic. 18x14 cm. Episodios Nacionales: XCIV + 1,603. 3h. * 1.722. 2h. * 1.831. 1h. * Novelas: 1,903. 2h. * 2,43. 2h. * Teatro-Cuentos-Miscelánea: 2.168. 2h. + 6 láms. con el autor. Texto a dos columnas, Plena piel edit. encarnada, cortes pintados, cinta, papel Biblia, guardas ilust. firma anterior propietario [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Torreón de Rueda]
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        BAROMETER RISING. Signed

      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941 MacLennan, Hugh. BAROMETER RISING. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. True First Edition published October 2nd, 1941. 8vo., 326 pp. Maroon cloth with silver spine titles. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing modest use. Signed: "Sincerely / Hugh MacLennan" on the front free endpaper where the recipient has pasted an original 3" x 4" photo portrait of the author. $1500.00  . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        NEW ORLEANS AND ITS LIVING PAST

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Frontispiece, 32 pages of Text; 62 Full Page Plates; Rose Colored Cloth with Gilt Lettered Burgundy Leather Label on Spine; Edition Limited to 1,000 Copies, this being #4; Signed by Author and Photographer; Nice and Clean, All Corner Sharp; No Names or Marks; Slipcase Label has One Small Side Chip and Rear is Partially Sun Faded; FINE/ VERY GOOD Slipcase has No Tears or Breaks; #4 of 1,000. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Syrup de cassis *

      Kundig, Genève 15.12.1941. - Broché, couverture bleue illustrée rempliée. Menus défauts. Envoi de l'ymagier à Anne et Roger Fiaux, à l'occasion des faste de la Noël 1941, prolongé par un dessin figurant deux personnages, probablement la destinatrice de l'ouvrage et Barraud lui-même: "Ririce" ! On ne lui connaissait point ce surnom, sans doute réservé aux intimes.En tous points commun aux 500 Vélin du tirage ordinaire, hormis l'absence de numérotation é la justif', cet exemplaire hors commerce en comporte l'adéquate mention initiale à l'encre bleue.Autres exemplaires:- L'un des 25 Chine, numéroté & nominatif, avec suite colorée sur Hollande- L'un des 40 Hollande broché- Le même relié demi maroquin marron, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés- L'un des 500 Vélin broché, avec envoi de l'auteur, pas si fréquent sur cet ouvrage- Le même tout nu[Gindrat 25] Édition originale. L'un des quelques exemplaires hors commerce ainsi marqués, sur Vélin comme les 500 numérotés, après 25 Chine et 40 Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Dawite Investment Co. at 297 6th St., Southeast Corner of 6th St. and Clementina St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, April 1941. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 6 sheets. Job #208. File #1986. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Destroyer (First Edition, inscribed to the producer of "I Wake Up Screaming")

      New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. About Fine in a Very Good plus, spine-faded dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Fisher to Hollywood producer Milton Sperling, who produced the first adaptation of Fisher's fiction to the screen, the seminal 1941 noir, I Wake Up Screaming: "For Milton Sperling / In sincere appreciation - and with very best wishes for his success, health and happiness / Steve Fisher / Sept. 15, 1941." The inscription was likely made near the end of the film's production, as Fisher co-authored the screenplay in addition to having written the novel, and the film opened in the US a little more than a month later, on October 31, 1941. Sperling worked in Hollywood between 1936 and 1971, and also produced such notable films as Pursued (1947), The Enforcer (1951), and The Battle of the Bulge (1965). A tremendous association marking the beginning of Steve Fisher's impressive career as a screenwriter, and an uncommon title in jacket, written the same year--a novel informed by his experiences in the US Navy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Corriere dei piccoli.

      Subject: (Giornali per ragazzi). Milano, 1941, A. XXXIII, annata in fascicoli sciolti (n 1/52, mancano i n 2 e 3).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Outlaw AND The Marshal

      'Outlaw' is a 1941 1st edition by Farrar & Rinehart, in red cloth, vg- in a g+ dj. 'The Marshal' is a 1958 1st edition, review copy with publisher's slip, in grey cloth, vg in a vg+ dj. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED: both have been transformed from excellent Western novels into extraordinary, unique works of art by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin. Outlaw has a weak front hinge and the half-title page is separating; the whole page is filled with an excellent watercolor portrait of a man shooting while fleeing on a horse. (Franklin's horses are among the best.) The title page has another watercolor, outlaws on horses battling the defenders of a town. The fly-title has a pen & ink drawing of a bar brawl, with a vignette of a steam train above it. There is one more watercolor, depicting a bank heist at the end of chapter 2. 25 more drawings adorn the book, in the spaces between chapters. 2 of them are vignettes no more than an inch or so high; most are larger, half-page to full-page. Those in the first half are done with ballpoint I think; many of the others are in felt-tip, and 6 of the full-page drawings are in brown felt-tip. The felt-tip, of course, doesn't allow for fine cross-hatching and such things, so those are less detailed, but no less remarkable, and appropriate. My favorite is one of the brown ones, facing p. 195, the old outlaw remembering his past in vignettes of a lighter brown shade. The Marshal has pen & ink again on the half-title, title page, and fly-title (these first drawings in both books are SIGNED by the artist). The Marshal is arranged differently, with no blank pages and very little space between chapters, so almost all the extra illustrations here are vignettes, 48 of them, the largest being about 3" but most closer to 1" tall. After the text is a double-page drawing of the Marshal leaving town. Both books are protected in cloth slipcases which match the respective colors of the books. Any publishers out there want to do illustrated editions of these books? This is the material you need. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Ernest Franklin.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        The Last Tycoon

      1941. Good/fair. <p>first edition first printing hardcover in dust jacket (Scribners, 1941); Includes The Great Gatsby and several stories; edited by Edmund Wilson; Unmarked text; original book price ($2.75) stamped last end page; little age tone; darkening and little foxing to end papers; tight bind no split hinges; faint stains to cloth cover; gilt titling fully legible but little rubbing in places; dj has tears and chips--largest chip about one inch square at heel of spine; author photo back panel fully intact; flap price present; rubbing along flap folds bkbx4</p>

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        AMERICA IS WORTH SAVING

      New York: Modern Age Books, (1941). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper of the scarcer hardcover issue with a fine inscription. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To and for--/Helen Arnold/gratefully recalling her/many courtesies to me/in Indianapolis. From/Theodore Dreiser/Hollywood,/December/1941/I think the facts of this book/will interest you." Dreiser calls upon his fellow Americans to remember the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as the country dangerously drifted toward war. Fittingly inscribed in the very month the United States declared war against Japan.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        SPITFIRE PARADE

      Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford 1941 - 1941. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Stories of Biggles in war time. Blue cloth with picture of aeroplane and parachutist on front cover. Colour frontis plus full-page b/w illustrations. 256 pages. This is the first "thin" edition of this title. Spine slightly bumped. Corners slightly rubbed. A couple of tiny dents to top edge of front cover and one to top edge of rear cover. Slight crease to spine. A few faint foxspots to covers. Name and date in ink to front pastedown. Pale foxing to half-title and a few foxspots to margins of prelims and outer page edges. Pictorial wrapper is worn at edges and slightly grubby with a few small edge-chips and closed edge-tears. There is slight loss from top of spine affecting part of the title lettering. Overall a bright clean copy of this scarce title in its rare original wrapper. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      This is the elusive U.S. first "Definitive" edition, only printing of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure.  Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle."  Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes in both British and U.S. editions. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the British publisher - Cassell - reissued the War Speeches as a new, "Definitive" three-volume British edition. This U.S. edition was issued in 1953. The three-volume edition of Churchill's War Speeches is considered superior to the original seven wartime volumes. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. There were 4,700 copies of the British first edition, first printing, but this incredibly small U.S. edition was limited to a mere 500 copies produced from British edition sheets. (Internally, only the title and copyright pages differ from the British edition.) This U.S. first edition, only printing was bound quite differently from its English counterpart and more elaborately, with a black cloth spine decorated and printed in gilt, over red cloth boards, yellow-stained top edge, and head and foot bands.  The light blue and black dust jackets are illustrated with a reproduction from Churchill's hand-corrected typescript of the first Secret Session speech.  Houghton Mifflin issued the three volumes in a plain navy leatherette slipcase.  Here is a full U.S. three volume set in the original dust jackets and publisher's slipcase.  Condition is fine in very good or better dust jackets and a good plus slipcase.  The bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and no discernable wear.  The contents are crisp and bright.  We find no spotting or previous ownership marks.  The dark yellow stained top edges retain uniform, unfaded color.  The dust jackets remain bright and clean.  The Volume II & III dust jackets retain the original "3 Volumes, $25.00" front flap pricing and show only trivial wear confined to corners, spine ends, and hinges with a few small chips at the upper edge of the Volume III rear face, undoubtedly from abrasion on the slipcase edge.  The Volume I dust jacket is neatly price-clipped with spine end losses to a maximum depth of .5 inch and minor wear at extremities and hinges.  All three dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  The original publisher's plain navy leatherette slipcase remains complete and intact, with some wear at the corners, some dark staining mostly to the back, and splits at the upper and lower rear seams.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.2, Woods A136(b), Langworth p.305

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        The Scalawagons of Oz

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago, IL, 1941. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Illustrator: Neill, John R. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Founded on and continuing the Famous Oz Stories By L. Frank Baum Royal Historian of Oz. Brick red cloth covered boards, black stamped on spine, title is diagonal with scala-wagons hyphenated and the "z" inside the "o" on the spine. Full color illustrated paste down on front cover. There is some very light bumping at head and foot of spine, very light rubbing to board corners. Illustrated endpapers. Black & white illustrations throughout. Christmas inscription (1943) on inscription page in pencil, can easily be erased if one wanted to. Jacket is rubbed/scuffed overall. 2 chips (1/2" each) at head of spine, on chip (1/2") at foot of spine. Brief rubbing/chipping at board corners. Otherwise light edge-rubbing. Illustrator: Neill, John R.. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 004627..

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        Military Geographical Indications Regarding European Russia: Moscow.

      Berlin: German Army Staff Department for Maps and Surveys, 1941. . German Maps and Plans of Moscow,1941. A box of Military Geographical Indications Regarding European Russia: Moscow, published by the German Army Staff Department for Maps and Surveys, Berlin updated to June1941. Comprising 3 large folding maps and two books, the first with 141 pages of text (in German) which resembles a directory of Moscow, plus 64 pages of black and white photographs of major public buildings, factories, bridges etc. The second book, the atlas volume, contains 22 folding maps which include maps on the distribution and location of various industries and transport networks. The three separate folding maps are each on a large scale and show the city in considerable detail. All contents in VG condition and the contents of the box are complete as per the index. Box size 22 by 15 cm, maps open to an average of 90 by 80 cm. More images available.

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        Original Book Contract for "Mildred Pierce," Signed by Cain and Knopf

      N.p.: N.p., 1941. Purchase, Rights, and Royalties agreement between James M. Cain and Alfred A. Knopf for Cain&#39;s book, "Mildred Pierce," SIGNED by both Cain and Knopf, and dated May 8, 1941. Cain has also initialed several corrections and deletions.& & Near Fine in an attractive, pre-folded, six-page contract document with Knopf corporate seal. The book went on to become one of Cain&#39;s best-loved and best-selling titles, the film version of which ressurected the career of Joan Crawford and became a milestone in film noir. Remade as a critically acclaimed mini-series in 2011 by Todd Haynes, starring Guy Pearce and Kate Winslet, and restoring the intended third act from Cain&#39;s novel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE

      1941. 1. WILDER,LAURA INGALLS. LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE. NY: Harper Bros. (1941), not 1st edition. 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, near Fine in dust wrapper (dw with old tape mends and 3 pieces out of backstrip). Illustrated with color dust wrapper and frontis by HELEN SEWELL and in line by MILDRED BOYLE. In this next to last Little House book, Laura turns 15 and gets her teaching certificate. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY LAURA INGALLS WILDER on the half title. The owner&#39;s grandparents knew Wilder and had her sign this book which they also inscribed to him. Books signed by Wilder are rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Solomon&#39;s Vineyard

      London: Methuen, 1941 Extremely rare unexpurgated UK issue, suppressed in the US, later printed in abridged form as &#39;The Fifth Grave&#39;, extreme hard boiled crime fiction, slate blue boards handling and dust soiled, rubbed lightly to joints, front fep is pasted down to board, light browning to half title, rear board creased vertically, not too bad but the paste down is cracked slightly, closed edges soiled, a few minor lending library stamps in the margins and to closed fore edge, an obviously well read copy but saying that it does not suffer from any major faults, just accumulated handling, 218pp, call number to spine in faded ink, probably best suited for a rebind, or if you can find a copy of the DW to brighten it up, bank transfer only as payment for this please, price includes courier shipping. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

      [Bookseller: Fortuna Books]
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        La Colline inspirée. Eaux-fortes par André Jacquemin. Préface de Jérôme Tharaud et Jean Tharaud

      Paris: Les Bibliophiles franco-suisses, 1941. Livre. Illus. by André Jacquemin. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par L&#39;éditeur. Édition illustrée. Paris, Les Bibliophiles franco-suisses, 1941. 33 x 26 cm, grand in-4, 6 ff. n. ch. - 320 pp. - 5 ff. n. ch. - 84 eaux-fortes originales dont 1 frontispice, 20 en-têtes, 20 lettrines, 24 dans le texte et 19 culs-de-lampe, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l&#39;éditeur. Tirage à 120 exemplaires, tous sur vélin blanc de Lana à la forme. Celui-ci justifié exemplaire d&#39;archives et portant la mention manuscrite "cédé à Mademoiselle Marthe Féquet" avec la signature du président de la société, Jules Exbrayat. Est joint également un reçu signé du même précisant que Marthe Féquet a payé 20 000 francs début 1945 pour cet exemplaire, une coquette somme à l&#39;époque. "Belle publication très cotée" (Carteret). Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 1008 ; CARTERET, IV, 59).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        North Western Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-300 (1886-1941)

      1941 - North Western Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1-300 (1886-1941). Volume 1 to 107 publisher's law calf, most repaired with tape, others with detached spines. Volumes 108 to 300 original cloth, soiled with moderate shelf wear. Ex-library with stamps. Internally very good. See digital image. * Contains state court opinions from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        BOOKPLATES IN JAPAN. (Ex Libris)

      Tokyo:: Meiji-Shobo,, 1941. First Edition. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR SHOZO SAITO ON THE COLOPHON in Japanese without personalization. LIMITED EDITION OF 350 COPIES THIS IS No. 195. There are 50 original Japanese bookplates, many in color. Each is tipped on a separate numbered 8.5" by 7" tan sheet of handmade rice paper. Many of the bookplates are woodblock prints--each a small jewel in itself. There is an additional pinted rice paper sheet of a teapot which serves as the "endpaper" to these bookplates. a 10 leaf booklet on rice paper accompanies the bookplates. It describes the history of bookplates in Japan, lists titles and artists of the 50 bookplates and has two additional tipped in bookplates fand printed images of six other plates. All of the bookplates and text are in fine condition. The bookjplates and booklet are in the original orage chemise which has been archivlly strengthened. New label on the cover of the chemise, chipped label on its spine. But the chemise has done its job well of protecting the texy and bookplates. The chemise is in a modern cloth covered clamshell box with paper label on the spine.&

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        Ruinen - zehn Radierungen.

      Zürich, Selbstverlag, 1941 - 57 x 39 cm, 1Titelbl., 9 (statt 10) Orig.-Radierung, HLwd.-Mappe, m. losen Blättern, Mappe angeschmutzt, minimal stockfleckig Nr. 7 von 15 Exemplaren. Alle Blätter vom Künstler signiert. - Gregor Rabinovitch, (1884-1958), russischer Jude, ab 1904 studierte er Graphik in München sowie Architektur in St. Petersburg, später Studium d. Rechte in Moskau, ab 1912 lebte er als Künstler in Paris. Nach dem Beginn des ersten Weltkrieges blieb er in Genf stecken, später in Zürich. Dort in politisch engagierten Künstlerkreisen, zu seinen Freunden gehörten unter anderem Eduard Gubler und Otto Morach. Zu den Zürcher Dadaisten um Hugo Ball hielt er aber Distanz. Ab 1922 arbeitete er für die Satirezeitschrift ?Nebelspalter?, dem er bis in die 1950er Jahre treu blieb. Inhaltlich waren die Zeichnungen von Pazifismus und einem starken Engagement gegen den Faschismus geprägt, auch die schweizerische Politik war vor seiner spitzen Feder nicht sicher. Beides führte wiederholt zu Protesten und zu Auseinandersetzungen mit der Zensur. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wandte er, der noch 1934 die Sowjetunion positiv eingeschätzt hatte, sich einem Stalin angreifenden Antikommunismus zu. Einen wichtigen und auch finanziell einträglichen Aspekt seiner Arbeit stellten die Exlibris dar. Auf Beruf, Stellung oder Wohnort des Auftraggebers ging er mit Witz und Poesie ein. 2500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        15 NEW MEXICO SANTOS.

      Libros Escogidos, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1941 - Spine lettered in black. Slight fading at spine and fore-edge of front cover. Minute paper defect at rear joint without any paper loss. Small brown spot near top of rear cover at spine, not obtrusive. Small chip missing from foot of spine measuring 1/8". Internally unblemished and crisp throughout. In slipcase with paper spine label, edged in red cloth, with almost no wear. Limited to 299 copies printed at the Rydal Press under the direction of Edward McLean. McLean (1905-1982) spent many years in Santa Fe. He had three careers-dancer, master bookbinder, and publisher, this being one of three titles published by his company. French wrapper and slipcase were designed and made by Hazel Dreis. Text block of eight pages followed by fifteen color plates by Louie Ewing (1908-1983) using the silkscreen method. Each plate is on the recto of the page with the title and location of the santos on the adjacent verso. The Santos or Saints evolved with the Spanish colonial settlers of the 1700's. The Santero (saint maker) created reproductions of the sacred images brought from Spain using one of two media; bultos or statues and reredos or altar screens. The folk art flourished until the mid-1800's and had essentially died out by the start of the twentieth century. A finely-preserved piece of Western Americana art. Auction records show no sale of this item in the past 22 years. OCLC Worldcat lists 34 copies in libraries worldwide. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Biggles Sees it Through

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1941. London 1941. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original orange cloth covers and top edge, dark brown lettering and and a German plane about to crash to the spine, plane with skis and brown title lettering to the front cover. 8vo true first thick edition x 7½&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39; 254 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. 17 listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book starting with The Camels are Coming and ending with Spitfire Parade. Ink name to the front free end paper, fox spot browning to the text block edges and end papers. Near Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with the word &#39;Found&#39; as called for inside the front flap, one small chip to the top of the spine just affecting the top of the letter &#39;B&#39; of &#39;Biggles, internally repaired crease lines down the spine, surface rubbing of the paper to the fore edge, spine colours not faded. 13 Oxford W. E. Johns titles listed to the rear in blue lettering with an aerodrome above the words &#39;Books For Boys&#39;, and two fish below the words &#39;Oxford University Press&#39;.

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        12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History Of The Negro In The United States. Signed

      New York:: The Viking Press, 1941 Wright, Richard. 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History Of The Negro In The United States. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition Signed in full on the flyleaf, "Richard Wright." Small 4to. 152 pp. An excellent copy in beige buckram, white and red titles to the spine (previous collector&#39;s discreet, neat name on the front free endpaper) in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper that has been neatly and archivally restored primarily at the spine extremities & edges [moderate tide mark on the inside front flap]. A stunning photographic essay on the African-American experience in depression-era America accompanied by Wright&#39;s striking text. Vintage black and white photography by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, A. Rothstein, Ben Shahn, et al. Photos selected by Edwin Rosskam. An important book housed in a TBCL custom half leather and marbled paper clamshell case in very fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        AT LIBERTY

      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941: Audrey Wood, 1941 Williams, Tennessee. AT LIBERTY. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941. 8vo., 10 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this one act playscript, carbon original with one pencil correction - the story of a once successful actress who retreats to her childhood home in Mississippi, with fantasies of resuscitating her career. A fine copy in printed punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams&#39; literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams&#39; writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. Very uncommon example in private hands.. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Works in Prose and Verse [Signed Limited Edition]

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1941. The Burwash Edition of Rudyard Kipling&#39;s collected works. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Top edge gilt. 28 Volumes. One of 1,010 sets with volume 1 signed by Rudyard Kipling. The volumes are in near fine to fine condition. An excellent set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        GOLDEN SLIPPERS: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941. - SIGNED HC 1st ed - First printing. The very uncommon first edition of this classic anthology - among the contributors are many writers of the Harlem Renaissance: Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Feldon Johnson, Cullen, Jessie Fauset, Claude McKay and others, as well as some traditional poems. Illustrated with drawings by Henrietta Bruce Sharon. Arranged topically. Included are biographies of the poets, and an index of first lines. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Bontemps with the comment "I'm happy to have this little collection find its' way into your excellent library." Near fine in a very good dustjacket (slight toning and soiling to endpapers, one small spot on front cover, dj has 1 rounded chip at top edge of front cover, some toning to spine and folds, slit near the spine, price-clipped) Despite the relatively minor flaws, this is an extremely attractive copy of a hard to find book, especially with such a warm and friendly inscription - and especially in the dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookfever, IOBA (Volk & Iiams)]
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        Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology [ Partial Run See description for Details ] The Structure of DNA

      Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., New York: The Biological Laboratory, 1941. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. A partial run of this important journal issued by the Biological Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. NY. We have the following volumes, all in publisher&#39;s red cloth: Volume IX (1941), Volumes XIV-XVII, Volumes XVIII-XXVI, Volumes XXVIII-XXVI, Volumes XXXVIII. The preceding volumes were all issued one volume per year. The following volumes were published in 2 volumes each: XLI, XLIII, XLIV, and XLV (1980). All are solid usable bindings, most with previous owner&#39;s stamp and sunned spines and minor wear, excepting volume XXVIII which has a taped spine. There is much of import in these volumes, including an article by Watson and Crick in Volume XVIII (1953) titled "The Structure of DNA" (pages 123-131). Additional shipping charges will apply due to the weight of this grouping.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Third Biggles Omnibus. Comprising: Biggles in Spain, Biggles Goes To War and Biggles in The Baltic

      London, Oxford University Press. 1941, 1941. First Thus. Large 8vo. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth titled and decorated in brown to spine and front board. Slight rubbing and edgewear, a very good copy indeed, front inner hinge starting. In a very good example of the scarce dustwrapper, bright and clean with some very light wear to extremities and minor chipping and fraying to the head of spine. A remarkably good copy of a scarce early Biggles collection.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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